|United American Muslim Association Salutes Arrest of Boston Marathon Terrorist
UAMA praised Boston law enforcement and all involved in the successful capture of Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the twin bombings of the Boston Marathon on Monday.
The people of the Boston area, and our entire organization joined by our fellow Americans across the country, have come together this week as one. As so, the people of Boston all of us have once again demonstrated that we will not be intimidated by Hate Merchant terrorists, reportedly inspired by extremism and intent on wreaking havoc and mindless murder. We again condemn in the strongest terms the twin bombings that occurred in Boston. The appalling terrorist attack in Boston targeted innocent civilians in a deliberate and brutal way which killed three and wounded at least 170 people, including hurting many severely. This ugly act unfortunately offers another clear reminder of the very real threat of terrorism and once again demonstrated the ruthless face of terrorism.
The truth is that killing innocent people is always wrong and no argument or excuse, no matter how deeply believed, can ever make it right. No religion on earth condones the killing of innocent people; no faith tradition tolerates the random killing on this earth. A crime perpetrated in the name of religion, is the greatest crime against religion.
UAMA reminds that we must be careful, not to associate terrorists with the peaceful people of Islam.
Islam is a peaceful religion. Quran tells us we share a common humanity and dignity. Quran, Bible, Torah call on believers to love ones neighbors to welcome strangers. Our hearts go out to the families of the three victims -- Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, and Lu Lingzi -- who perished in the Marathon bombings on Monday, as well as Sean Collier, the MIT campus officer shot dead early Friday morning. We pray for the recovery of the more than 170 injured, fully recognizing that for some their lives will never be the same. UAMA wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation to the Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police, FBI and other law enforcement agencies for their coordinated and relentless response to this latest terror attack on U.S. soil. We are reminded again that we should be as vigilant and resilient as ever and counter-terrorism should remain a priority for the international community. The Turkish community here in New York and in Turkey will resolutely continue our efforts to strengthen international solidarity and cooperation to achieve success in combating terrorism and against Hate Merchants.